Parking - Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center



Free parking is available to all patients of the Charleston VAMC. Parking at the main facility is limited. Cars are packed in tightly, so please be careful when pulling in or out. The main facility offers free valet parking service for patients and visitors. This service is available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Veterans and guests can also park in the surface parking lot immediately behind the medical center. You may enter through the West Entrance (ER entrance) of the medical center, where there is convenient access to the Emergency Room and the main patient care areas, including several specialty clinics.  

Map of Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center available parking  

If necessary, please have a family member or friend drop you off for your appointment and pick you up afterwards. If you know that you will be admitted for an overnight stay, please arrange for someone to drop you off and pick you up when you are ready to go home.

If you cannot find a parking space and do not see a police officer to guide you, please call (843) 789-7268 to contact Police Services. If there is no answer, please call (843) 577-5011, then press 0 for the operator. Let the operator know you need police assistance with parking.

Off-site Parking & Shuttle Service

There is an off-site parking lease located at 41 Folly Rd. near Porter Gaud School (shown as #5 on the map above). The offsite parking provides 600 parking spaces, a covered non-smoking shelter, and shuttles that run from 4:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. Shuttles run every five minutes during peak hours of 6:00 - 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 - 5:30 p.m., and run every 15 minutes at other times of the day. The shuttle service is designed to ensure that rides to and from the VAMC are available when you need them.

While the offsite parking is available to patients and guests, Veterans and visitors are encouraged to use Charleston VAMC's complimentary valet service at the front entrance of the medical center. Patient and visitor parking is also available on the VA campus.

Handicapped Parking

Limited handicapped parking is available immediately in front of the medical center. Handicapped parking is also available for free at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) garage.


Charleston VAMC police officers provide 24-hour patrols of the facility and parking lots. For general police assistance, please dial 7911. Please report all suspicious or criminal activity, vehicle accidents and personal property losses that occur on the facility grounds to the VA Police.

VAMC Parking Map

Please view our facility map to see the locations of our parking lots, handicapped parking areas, and facility buildings.

Outpatient Clinic Parking

Free parking is available at each of our community-based outpatient clinics.